Big Blue Salvia Seeds

(P) Pkt of 10 seeds
Item #52241-PK-P1


The first of its kind from seed | No deadheading needed

Here it is—the wall of nonstop color you have wanted for your sunny to lightly shaded garden bed and containers. Featuring bigger, brighter blue blooms that repeat from midsummer through fall right up to frost, Big Blue Salvia is the must-have annual of the season.

There have been other interspecific sage varieties, but not from seed. Big Blue Salvia is the first, and boy, was it ever worth waiting for. These brilliant spikes of searing blue reach about 2 to 3 feet high, and the plant is nearly 2 feet wide. Find a big generous spot and let Big Blue Salvia transform it into a butterfly haven, or use this annual in your cut flower garden for continuous spires of color that hold up well in the vase.

Another wonderful feature of Big Blue Salvia, it doesn't need deadheading. So you can enjoy these fresh spikes for months without having to shear the old blooms back first. That's a huge boon for busy gardeners.

Big Blue Salvia combines two species—S. longispicata and S. farinacea. Both are native to Mexico, with S. farinacea (Mealycup Sage) also found in the southwestern US. Together, they are far more than the sum of their parts: they offer bigger blooms, richer color, faster repeat, and more vigorous growth. It's a marriage made in heaven.

And Big Blue Salvia can tolerate dappled or light shade, unlike many salvias, without losing its bloom strength or upright habit. Big Blue Salvia loves hot, dry conditions, so it's ideal for the xeriscapic garden. All of this, for the price of a packet of seeds. Thank you, Big Blue Salvia.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Salvia
Species longispicata x farinacea
Variety 'PAS1246577'
ppaf PPAF
Item Form (P) Pkt of 10 seeds
Bloom Start to End Mid Summer - Late Fall
Habit Upright
Seeds Per Pack 10
Plant Height 24 in - 2 ft 2 in
Plant Width 18 in - 20 in
Additional Characteristics Butterfly Lovers, Bloom First Year, Cut-and-Come-Again, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Free Bloomer, Repeat Bloomer, Rose Companions, Season Extenders
Bloom Color Dark Blue
Foliage Color Medium Green
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Dry
Resistance Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Containers, Cut Flowers, Outdoor

Product Review Summary

Based on 9 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

October 08, 2022

Hummingbird magnet

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I’ve had 100% germination success with these seeds for 2 years now, and my hummingbirds can’t stay away from them. Great plant!

Judy from VA
January 21, 2022

Love this plant!

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I bought a packet of seeds for the first time last year. Most of them germinated and grew quickly into the most beautiful tall plants that thrived in 7a heat. I liked it so well I bought 4 more packets of seeds this year!

Carey H from ID
January 10, 2022

5 Stars

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I love these. Consistent germination. Strong plants. They take some time to really get going and bloom but once they do they will bloom well into frost. They never fall over. They attract pollinators like crazy! Always covered in bees. They make a great backdrop.

Beth from PA
February 02, 2020

Big Show stoping plants!

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Large Plants, Never stopped Blooming all summer, True about not needing to dead head. Had constant Bees ,and pollinators on it. Perfect for around vegetable gardens, Draws them in! Even teh hummingbirds had a few samples! Big enough to give a blue background border from a distance.

Cherie from SC
October 28, 2019

So impressed

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Love this new salvia. It was absolutely beautiful until the frost came. Full of bees and butterfly’s all summer. My favorite new annual. Flowers were long and beautiful. Did not have to deadhead. It was a blooming machine. So little effort on my part.

JC from UT

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